I’ve spontaneously decided to join Tasha’s Knit for Victory knitting challenge! I’m currently without a knitting project, and I fancy knitting something for myself again, after months of Milo knitting. I don’t really know too much about 1940s knitwear styles, and I guess dressing ‘vintage’ is something I’ve increasingly moved away from (not that I ever was much of a literal dresser, mainly due to the fact that I don’t have the hair or perseverance to do the hair styles, and without that even the most literal outfit won’t actually look that vintage), but then Tasha posted about 1940s style accessories for inspiration and included the Ysolda Teague snapdragon tam. And if slightly cabled slouchy berets are a 40s thing, well, then I’m in!
I have decided to make the Brambles Beret. This one’s not even slouchy, but a very traditional beret pattern, so presumably that make it more forties? Anyway, I love it, and that’s enough for me! It will be my first time doing cables. It’s not something I’m worried about, and I understand how they work, but I’ve never done them before!
And this is the yarn I’ll be using
It’s Mirasol Hacho, which is 100% Merino wool. I’m currently in a major stashbusting phase, and this I’ve had for ages. They don’t even seem to make this yarn any more! I got given it by Dave’s mum years ago, and used one skein to make an anthro inspired scarflet. I reckon the beret will use just under two skeins, so if anyone has suggestions for something matching to do with the last one (gloves maybe) do tell!
I’ll probably not start this til the Christmas holidays, but hopefully two and a half weeks off will give me enough time!
And in the meantime, I will continue to crochet granny squares for charity! This has just been extended til after Christmas to allow for holiday crafting, so do please join me! All the info in the post.